Since education is key to upward mobility, PAAJAF Educational Institute (PEI)’s Family Learning project needs to have a permanent place for the orphaned, underprivileged, and neglected children, youth and adults (particularly women) to receive education in the Gbawe Community and beyond in Ghana.
The Family Learning Center (FLC) has already yielded numerous social benefits since its inception. The next step is to scale up and purchase land to construct a permanent school.
We need your help to make this project a reality and to ensure that the literacy rate in the GGC continues to rise. The new school will provide education to 320 young and 50 adult students, and create jobs for the local community here in Gbawe.
PAAJAF’s Family Learning project strives to address illiteracy and unemployment in the Gbawe Community by establishing a scholarship school education to supplement the Government’s educational agenda.
We currently have 145 children and 20 adults studying in rented premises. However, due to a lack of funding, we may face difficulties in paying the rent from time to time and are unable to initiate new programs or provide stability to the students.
We need your help to buy 2 plots of land to build a permanent school that can accommodate 320 children and 50 adults so that we can provide the facilities that our students need, increase our capacity, and educate more people in the community.
Our ongoing Family Learning Center (FLC) serves as a pilot project for the proposal. It has already yielded numerous social benefits since its inception.
Through the adult literacy program, 20 members of Ghana and the Gbawe Community (GGC) have undergone a life-changing experience. Those individuals now recognise the English alphabet and continue to make progress in becoming literate members of society. Knowledge is an asset; the adults learning to read can use this asset to get better jobs and assist their children with homework assignments.
To ensure that the literacy rate in the GGC continues to rise, we propose scaling up the current project by constructing a permanent school building for the students. Phase I and II of the proposal include purchasing 2 plots of land to start building a school complex that can accommodate 320 children and 50 adults, especially women. For this, we need your support.
|Phase One - land||$28,000|
|Phase Two - Constructional Work||$180,000|
|Phase Three - Supplies||$38,900|
It is well-known that education has a substantial impact on employment prospects. Literacy skills are essential for getting into and succeeding in the workforce. Consequently, a highly skilled workforce is essential for a strong and competitive economy. Besides the social and economic development, education will also a profound impact on population health and well-being here in Gbawe.
Scaling up the Family Learning Project and increasing student enrolment will also help create more jobs in the community. This includes jobs on the construction site, teaching and nursing jobs, administrative work, and more.
The project will definitely help Gbawe by strengthening the human capital within the community with high-quality education, and it can only be possible with your generous support.
GLOBALGIVING CAPITAL CAMPAIGN 27, Apr 2019
We have set up a capital campaign on GlobalGiving, an online fundraising portal that matches donations.
So far, we have raised $122 of out of the total $60,000, and we still have $59,878 to go. With your generous support, you can help us achieve our goal to build a permanent school here in the Gbawe community.
Any donation amount can make a difference, no matter how big or small. We appreciate all the support we can get because every little bit you donate makes a huge difference. The GlobalGiving platform will also provide the receipt you need for tax benefits in the US and UK.
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